Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he supports stricter background checks but he isn't revealing whether or not he will support two other gun control proposals backed by the White House: bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Asked Sunday on ABC's "This Week" if he will vote for the assault weapons ban proposal put forth by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Reid demurred.
"Oh, I don't know. I frankly -- and she knows I haven't read her amendment," he said. "I didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but I'll take a look at it. I think that we need to take a look at federal trafficking. I think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks."
On restricting high-capacity magazines, Reid also kept his options open.
"I think that's something we definitely have to take a look at," he said.
"Well, let's see what it is. Let's see what it is. You know, I -- I know that there are restrictions that people have had forever as to how many bullets you can have in a weapon. For example, if you want to hunt waterfowl, you have to plug that so you only shoot three times in a row. Sure, there are things we can do. And I'm happy to take a look at it."